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New York Times bestsellers

  • March 18, 2014 - 3:06 PM

FICTION

1. THE UNDEAD POOL, by Kim Harrison. (HarperVoyager) Witch Rachel Morgan must prevent all-out supernatural war; the 12th book in the Hollows series.

2. THE GOLDFINCH, by Donna Tartt. (Little, Brown) A painting smuggled out of the Metropolitan Museum of Art after a bombing becomes a boy’s prize, guilt and burden.

3. THE CHASE, by Janet Evanovich and Lee Goldberg. (Bantam) Nicolas Fox (a handsome con man) and Kate O’Hare (an FBI agent) team up to steal back a Chinese artifact taken from the Smithsonian.

4. PRIVATE L.A., by James Patterson and Mark Sullivan. (Little, Brown) Jack Morgan and Justine Smith search for a celebrity couple who disappear from their luxurious ranch.

5. CONCEALED IN DEATH, by J.D. Robb. (Putnam) Lt. Eve Dallas is on the case when the demolition of a building that once sheltered troubled teenagers reveals skeletons hidden in the walls; by Nora Roberts, writing pseudonymously.

6. THE INVENTION OF WINGS, by Sue Monk Kidd. (Viking) The relationship between a wealthy Charleston girl, Sarah Grimké, who will grow up to become a prominent abolitionist, and the slave she is given for her 11th birthday.

7. BLACKBERRY PIE MURDER, by Joanne Fluke. (Kensington) Minnesota baker Hannah Swensen accidentally hits a stranger with her cookie truck; his shirt is mysteriously stained with blackberry pie. Recipes included.

8. STILL LIFE WITH BREAD CRUMBS, by Anna Quindlen. (Random House) An aging photographer rents a rural cottage and discovers sparks of creativity and desire.

9. ONE MORE THING, by B.J. Novak. (Knopf) Humorous stories from the writer and actor (“The Office”).

10. SYCAMORE ROW, by John Grisham. (Doubleday) A sequel, about race and inheritance, to “A Time to Kill.”

NONFICTION

1. THE FUTURE OF THE MIND, by Michio Kaku. (Doubleday) A theoretical physicist examines research at the intersection of neuroscience and physics that points to the day when science has a complete map of the brain, making telepathy, mind-controlled robots and uploading memories possible.

2. UNBROKEN, by Laura Hillenbrand. (Random House) An Olympic runner’s story of survival as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War II when his plane goes down over the Pacific.

3. DAVID AND GOLIATH, by Malcolm Gladwell. (Little, Brown) How disadvantages can work in our favor; from the author of “The Tipping Point” and “Outliers.”

4. KILLING JESUS, by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (Holt) The host of “The O’Reilly Factor” recounts the events leading up to Jesus’ execution.

5. THE SIXTH EXTINCTION, by Elizabeth Kolbert. (Holt) A New Yorker writer examines the role of manmade influences in the planet’s current spasm of plant and animal loss.

6. DUTY, by Robert M. Gates. (Knopf) Former defense secretary recounts his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

7. THINGS THAT MATTER, by Charles Krauthammer. (Crown Forum) Three decades’ worth of essays from the conservative columnist.

8. LEAN IN, by Sheryl Sandberg with Nell Scovell. (Knopf) The chief operating officer of Facebook urges women to pursue their careers without ambivalence.

9. GLITTER AND GLUE, by Kelly Corrigan. (Ballantine) A memoir explores the relationships between mothers and daughters.

10. GEORGE WASHINGTON’S SECRET SIX, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. (Sentinel) The story of the Culper spy ring, which aided the American cause during the Revolution.

ADVICE, MISCELLANEOUS AND HOW-TO

1. THE BLOOD SUGAR SOLUTION 10-DAY DETOX DIET, by Mark Hyman. (Little, Brown) A fast-track plan for weight loss.

2. A SHORT GUIDE TO A LONG LIFE, by David B. Agus with Kristin Loberg. (Simon & Schuster) A doctor recommends daily habits for healthy living.

3. THE VIRGIN DIET COOKBOOK, by J.J. Virgin. (Grand Central Life and Style) Meal plans aimed at increasing your metabolism.

4. GRAIN BRAIN, by David Perlmutter with Kristin Loberg. (Little, Brown) The deleterious effect of carbohydrates on the brain, and how to reverse it.

5. THE FIVE LOVE LANGUAGES, by Gary Chapman. (Northfield) How to communicate love in a way a spouse will understand.

Rankings reflect sales at venues nationwide for the week ending March 1. An (x) indicates that a book’s sales are barely distinguishable from those of the book above. A (b) indicates that some sellers report receiving bulk orders.

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